Lyptus wood staining

Old 04-28-11, 02:58 PM
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Lyptus wood staining

I just bought a painter's box made of eucalyptus. I want to stain it because all the sides are mismatched. Two questions:

I want to stain it with Minwax oil stain. I want to first create a design on it that will not take the stain. Any suggestions on what to use? I was thinking perhaps crayon, but I really need a fine line.

Second, after I stain it, can I use bowling alley/butcher's wax to seal it and protect it after the stain has dried for several days?

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Old 04-28-11, 03:34 PM
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About the only 2 ways to keep stain off of a certain section would be to seal that area 1st or stain it all and then remove [sander or router] the parts that don't get stained. I would think sealing the design [or whatever] first would be the best way to go. Tape will not work as stain WILL seep under it.

I'm not familiar with that wax, I'd probably use several coats of poly.

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